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Oregon bakery discriminated against gay couple, hearing set to determine damages

Monday, February 2, 2015
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A hearing is scheduled in March to determine how much in damages two Oregon bakers owe a lesbian couple for refusing to bake them a wedding cake in 2013. [...]

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ExxonMobil adds LGBT protections to employment, harassment policies

Friday, January 30, 2015
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ExxonMobil has reversed its longstanding opposition to LGBT employment protections, adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the company's non-discrimination policies on employment and workplace harassment. [...]

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Va. House panel kills bill that would have allowed widespread LGBT discrimination

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Bob Marshall
A Virginia legislative panel has killed a so-called “conscience clause” bill that would have allowed widespread discrimination against the LGBT community under the guise pf religious freedom. [...]

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Former Ford worker says he was fired for his anti-gay religious beliefs

Thursday, January 29, 2015
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A former contractor at Ford Motor Company says he was fired for expressing his religious beliefs when he criticized the automotive company for supporting its LGBT workers. [...]

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Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin refuses to take position on LGBT discrimination

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)
Gov. Mary Fallin won't say whether she thinks Oklahoma businesses should be allowed to discriminate against gay people. [...]

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Va. Senate panel advances bill to bar LGBT discrimination in public employment

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A Virginia Senate committee voted Monday to prohibit discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. [...]

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Some California judges with ties to Boy Scouts question ban

Monday, January 26, 2015
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The California Supreme Court's unanimous decision to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts and other youth groups that discriminate against gays comes against the wishes of some jurists with ties to scouting. [...]

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Okla. career anti-gay lawmaker introduces three bills targeting LGBT community

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Sally Kern
Oklahoma state lawmaker Sally Kern, who once called homosexuality “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam,” has introduced three new measures targeting the LGBT community. [...]

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Tennessee school turns away prospective students because parents are gay

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Brian Copeland and Greg Bullard with their daughter Esther and son Micah.
A private, non-denominational Christian-based school in Nashville has turned away prospective students because their parents, one of whom is a local pastor, are gay. [...]

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California bars judges from joining Boy Scouts due to anti-gay discrimination

Saturday, January 24, 2015
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California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays. [...]

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